Report: Lindland to fight Fabio Negao at July 19 Affliction show

Josh Gross, over at SI.com, is reporting that a fight between Matt Lindland and Fabio Negao is close to being a done deal for Affliction’s inaugural show on July 19:

However, SI.com learned Tuesday that the leading candidate to face the gangly wrestler is Brazilian middleweight Fabio Negao, owner of an 8-3 record. Splitting his last six bouts, Negao is coming off a loss in December to Rousimar Palhares, as well as two other defeats by Demian Maia (choke) and Ray Lazama (KO). South African middleweight Trevor Prangley had been discussed as a potential Lindland foe, but Affliction’s decision to pit Lindland against Negao appears close to final.

While I would much rather see Lindland face off against a David Terrell or a Trevor Prangley, Negao will have to do.

6 COMMENTS
  • Bad Monkey says:

    This could be good card, but realistically, the only fight that really matters is Sylvia & Fedor.

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  • Evan says:

    Agree Monkey

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  • j says:

    I’ve trained with Fabio Negao and he is an excellent grappler and has improved his Muay Thai. He has been training at No Limits in Irvine with Colin Oyama, legendary Muay Thai coach.

    With that said, he probably is not in the same league as Lindland. I would expect a slow paced fight mostly on the ground with Lindland looking to GnP and Fabio looking for submissions from the bottom. I think the stand-up will be short.

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  • jason hughes says:

    ok a little letdown but lets wait there coulbe more news soon.

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  • Yoshi's Cookie says:

    what is “a David Terrell” or “a Trevor Prangley”????

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  • what? says:

    i forgot arlovski buentello

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